Date: 1/9/21 3:39 pm
From: Nancy Cusumano <nancycusumano62...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dryden Conservation Board Resolution Recommending Preservation of Dryden Lake Dam
This may be a separate issue, but I would hope the high levels of harmful
algae that Dryden lake is prone to every year might be addressed somehow in
this process. I am a rare visitor to the lake during the summer, but I have
to say, I would not dare to put even my kayak in that water. The color. The
smell! The runoff of it downstream and all that that affects. I know that
algae is difficult to eradicate...but maybe dredging or somehow increasing
the circulation of that body of water could help?

As I say, maybe a separate issue but one that surely needs to be addressed
as well.

Thank you for listening.

On Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 3:05 PM Regi Teasley <rltcayuga...> wrote:

> I would love to see birders, as birders, taking an active role in
> supporting local environmental protection.
> Regi
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> On Jan 9, 2021, at 2:32 PM, Marie P. Read <mpr5...> wrote:
>
> 
> ...or maybe I should have said “...help support financially.”
>
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> *Subject:* Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dryden Conservation Board Resolution
> Recommending Preservation of Dryden Lake Dam
>
> Good news...losing Dryden Lake would be a tragedy for wildlife and humans
> alike. If/when the expected grumbling about finding the needed funds and
> how that would affect local taxes comes up, this should be a project that
> the local birding community could support financially?
>
> Marie
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> *Subject:* [cayugabirds-l] Dryden Conservation Board Resolution
> Recommending Preservation of Dryden Lake Dam
>
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> DRAFT 12/29/2020
>
> Dryden Conservation Board Resolution Recommending Preservation of Dryden
> Lake Dam
>
> Whereas there has been a dam at Dryden Lake Dryden, NY since circa 1801;
> and
>
> Whereas the body of water known as Dryden Lake, created by the building of
> the dam, has provided numerous benefits to the citizens of the Town of
> Dryden and surrounding areas for over two hundred years, with its benefits
> changing and expanding over two plus centuries; and
>
> Whereas the lake originally provided power for a sawmill and ice
> harvesting, it created additional waterfowl and wildlife habitat that has
> made the lake today a birding “hot spot” with 228 species observed,
> providing migratory bird rest areas and nesting and foraging habitat
> (Canada geese, ducks, loons, herons, Bald Eagles) as well as habitat for
> numerous mammals, amphibians, turtles, etc; and
>
> Whereas Dryden Lake and its surrounding areas provides many forms of year
> round recreation for town and surrounding area residents, such as fishing,
> ice fishing, hiking, jogging, dog walking, biking, cross country skiing,
> snow shoeing (on the Jim Schug trail), kayaking, canoeing, ice skating,
> hunting, trapping, bird watching, picnicking, etc; and
>
> Whereas Dryden Lake and its surrounding natural areas are an important
> educational resource, being used both for formal classes in ecology and
> natural resources (Cornell University) and informal education of everyone
> from young children to lifelong education participants; and
>
> Whereas the Town of Dryden currently provides a community park at the Lake
> under an agreement with the New York State Department of Environmental
> Conservation; and
>
> Whereas the Dryden Lake park is a popular location for many community
> events with the lake being the center piece for those events; and
>
> Whereas the lake has a rich historical and cultural value to the citizens
> of the town; and
>
> Whereas the NYS DEC is considering the removal of the dam and the
> elimination of Dryden Lake in the form it has existed for over two hundred
> years; and
>
> Whereas the Dryden Town Board has requested a recommendation from the
> Conservation Board on the future of the Dryden Lake dam and ultimately
> Dryden Lake itself.
>
> Therefore, let it be resolved that the Town of Dryden Conservation Board
> recommends to the Dryden Town Board that the latter take all necessary
> action to ensure the preservation of a dam and the body of water known as
> Dryden Lake, maintaining its current contribution to the recreational and
> ecological benefits provided to the Dryden community.
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